Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


The primary purpose of this blog is to provide an outlet for my observations and analysis about tasers, taser "associated" deaths, and the behaviour exhibited by the management, employees and minions of Taser International. In general, everything is linked back to external sources, often via previous posts on the same topic, so that readers can fact-check to their heart's content. This blog was started in late-2007 when Canadians were enraged by the taser death of Robert Dziekanski and four others in a short three month period. The cocky attitude exhibited by the Taser International spokespuppet, and his preposterous proposal that Mr. Dziekanski coincidentally died of "excited delirium" at the time of his taser-death, led me to choose the blog name I did and provides my motivation. I have zero financial ties to this issue.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Darryl Turner - two misleading stories...

Two stories ([LINK] and [LINK]) neglect to mention a few facts:

“This lethal disturbance in the heart rhythm was precipitated by the agitated state and associated stress
as well as the use of the conducted energy weapon (Taser) ...” Dr. Thomas Owens wrote...

...found no pre-existing heart problems.

Also, the police account is reportedly refuted by a witness.

Considering that the most news-worthy part of the story is the specific and explicit mention of the role of the taser, I find these two stories to be very suspicious.


zonga said...

""Man died from 'excited delirium'

Mike McWilliams • MMcWilliams at CITIZEN-TIME dot com • published July 9, 2008 12:15 am

HENDERSONVILLE – A man repeatedly shocked while in handcuffs at the Henderson County jail died from “excited delirium” because of physical restraint and cocaine toxicity, according to a state autopsy. snip""

To our excellent host:
Your work here is not done.

Excited-delirium (with a dash) has been referenced several times there in the comments.

More power to ya.

Anonymous said...

Hey Zonga - you've been busy!

I've left my mark on that comment section, but I'm not going to get into comment wars (time sink).

Carry on...

zonga said...

We all have to do our part.

Thank you again and again for your outstanding work.